Monash University

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Peninsula
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $49,500 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake July 2020
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 15

Overview

Monash is pleased to offer a brand-new, innovative and comprehensive Doctor of Physiotherapy program from July 2020.

The Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University prides itself on research-informed teaching that will challenge and encourage you. With a progressive and supportive learning environment, you’ll learn to collaborate, innovate, and succeed. Monash Physiotherapy aims to advance health and wellness through best practice in education and research in an environment that is progressive and supportive for both educators and students.

A strong emphasis on finding interdisciplinary solutions to health problems flows through all the school’s courses, allowing you to gain an understanding of how you can work with other primary health care professions.

Program

The Monash Doctor of Physiotherapy provides you with the knowledge, skills and clinical experience to start your career as a physiotherapist. The program is based at the university’s Peninsula campus (approximately 40 km southeast of Melbourne), where you’ll become part of a growing specialist precinct for allied health and primary care education and research.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy curriculum is underpinned by four major themes, which are integrated throughout each unit you complete:

1. Personal and professional development
2. Population, society and health
3. Applied practice
4. Research

A physiotherapist in training from day one
You will get hands-on experience and exposure to the clinical environment from the start of your degree. Monash offers early work-integrated learning, where you’ll see physiotherapists in action, take part in simulation activities, and practice your new skills in Monash’s physiotherapy practice labs and rehabilitation gym on campus. You’ll also have opportunities to learn collaborative practice alongside students from other areas of health, preparing you to provide the best possible patient care.

Clinical Placements
Monash partners with some of Victoria’s major healthcare providers to give you access to high-quality clinical training. Your placements will take place in a range of facilities, from hospitals to rehabilitation centres to private practice. Your placement could take you to the Alfred, Australasia’s largest trauma centre, community rehabilitation with Peninsula Health, or even with a rural healthcare service.

Creating future healthcare leaders
You’ll complete your own research project, under the guidance of one of Monash’s physiotherapy experts, and have the opportunity to make a difference to physiotherapy practice and services. With training in leadership, advocacy, and education as part of your degree, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of potential career pathways.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 70%, and have completed the following prerequisites:

  • one full year, or two semesters, of human anatomy;
  • one full year, or two semesters, of human physiology; and
  • one semester of biostatistics (research methods/statistics also considered).

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.